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Solving a handling problem for Britvic

21 January 2018

Following a successful line move from Chelmsford to Leeds, soft drinks company Britvic selected Colwall Conveyor Systems (CCS) to help it solve a logistical and handling problem at its expanding Swinnow Lane factory. 

To create an enclosed area to incorporate a new high-speed filling line, Britvic required an existing production line to be re-planned and moved in order to create a 2m forklift truck access between the equipment and a new partitioning wall. This would provide free flow, enabling trucks to deliver packaging materials to the line.

CSS manufactures and installs a range of bespoke conveyor solutions. From single or multiple conveyors for integration into existing machinery lines, through to complete fully automated conveying systems including controls and software.

As well as creating space for an access aisle for Britvic, several conveyors had to be installed and modifications to the plant were necessary to complete the project. This included the relocation of a spiral conveyor, manufacturing and installing new access stairs and gantry platforms. This whole project was redesigned in-house in collaboration with the Britvic project team to ensure that the work was completed prior to the installation of the new filling line. The install process went smoothly and Britvic are very satisfied with the end results.

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